Tag: Admissions Interviews
By Robin, IvyWise Premier College Admissions Counselor “Honestly, I’d love to be one of the racing sausages for the Milwaukee Brewers!” I erupted into laughter at my interviewee’s response to my question, “What is something you hope to accomplish before you embark on your college adventure?” It was certainly one of the most memorable responses I had ever received to that particular question, and it suited the student’s affable, humorous, and engaging personality.
The college admissions process is a huge undertaking, and submitting your applications is a great achievement. Regardless of your admissions decisions, you should feel proud and celebrate this accomplishment. You can finally study for your next test, go to the movies with your friends, or read for pleasure without that little voice in your head (or perhaps a parent or IvyWise counselor) reminding you that you should be working on your college applications.
There are so few places in the college application process for a student’s voice to be truly heard. Sure there’s the essay and email communication with an admissions representative, but what makes a college admissions interview such a valuable opportunity is the chance to talk about yourself in a less structured and less formal way. It’s an opportunity to share your story the way you want it to be heard.
By IvyWise College Admissions Counselors From a summer job at the ice cream shop to attending your dream college to landing that perfect job after graduation, there’s one thing that they likely have in common: an interview. You will probably do many interviews over the course of your lifetime, and for some students, the college admissions interview is their first experience with interviewing. With so much riding on making a good impression, it’s not surprising that many students get nervous thinking about one.